Reopening Details

Reopening Announcement

We are so excited to see you again!


The Flint Hills Discovery Center will be reopening its doors safely to the public beginning Tuesday, June 23. We will be operating under reduced hours to allow for additional cleaning and safety measures during this time.

As the Flint Hills Discovery Center is a high-touch environment, you may notice some changes throughout the building. All areas of the building will be open, but some areas will be limited. See our Cleaning Procedures information in the tabs below for all the details.

Member Exclusive Days


Prior to the public opening, we will have two Member Exclusive Days to say a huge thank you to our members who have supported us during this time and over the years! We're opening our doors exclusively for FHDC Members on Saturday, June 20 from 10 AM - 3 PM & Sunday, June 21 from 12 PM - 5 PM. We will then open our doors to all guests beginning Tuesday, June 23.

If you would like to become a FHDC Member, you can do so the day of! Learn about our Membership Benefits, Levels & Pricing at flinthillsdiscovery.org/Membership

Hours of Operation

 Day of the Week  Hours
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM

  1. Cleaning Procedures
  2. Membership Information
The Flint Hills Discovery Center will be reopening its doors safely to the public beginning Tuesday, June 23. We will be operating under limited hours to allow for additional cleaning and safety measures during this time. Hours of operation will be as follows: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM. Closed to the public on Mondays for routine maintenance and additional cleaning.

Need a mask? Just ask! Governor Kelly’s recent order has made face masks mandatory in a variety of spaces, including public indoor spaces like ours. Disposable face masks are available at our front desk for any guest without one. The safety of our guests, staff and community is of the utmost importance to us.

Guests can expect the following safety measures when they visit:
  • Guests are asked to practice social distancing.
  • Self-screening is requested prior to entering the Discovery Center.
  • We will be operating at 50% capacity.
  • Hand-sanitizer stations will be available on each floor throughout the Discovery Center.
  • Adjusted air dampers have been installed to increase ventilation of the buildings HVAC system. Upgraded filters from Merv-8 to Merv-13 to meet CDC guidelines. 
  • All high-contact touch points will be sanitized multiple times during the day. This includes the areas of the first floor permanent exhibits, Immersive Theater, Prairie Playscape and American Adventure exhibit. High-contact touch points include touch screens, hard surfaces, railings, tables, doorknobs, elevator buttons, restrooms, etc.
  • Access to information racks and other sources of paper, which can be handled by multiple individuals will be eliminated. The Discovery Center floor maps will be available to download digitally using a QR Code at check-in.
  • Seating in the Horizon Ranch Immersive Theater will be limited to 30 guests per showing and guests will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • The second floor exhibit areas will be limited to 50 guests at a time. This includes the Prairie Playscape and American Adventure exhibit.
  • The tunnel and slide located in the Prairie Playscape will be closed.
  • Toys in the Prairie Playscape will be limited. At the end of each day, used toys will be replaced with clean toys to be used the next day. Used toys will then be sanitized and placed in a secure area for 24 hours to disinfect.
  • The outdoor Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail will remain open to the public.
  • The Gift Store will have a limited capacity in order to maintain social distancing when shopping.
  • Staff and volunteers are required to maintain safe behavioral practices including social distancing, hand washing, hand sanitizing and are highly recommended to wear face masks.
  • Staff, volunteers and guests are asked to stay home if they are ill or not feeling well.